Countries have tightened borders and halted refugee resettlement in response to COVID-19. But these moves occur against the backdrop of worldwide hostility to migrants and refugees.
President Trump removes two independent inspectors general, including the one at the center of his impeachment. The acting Navy Secretary is out after he removed the captain of an aircraft carrier who complained that his sailors were at risk from the coronavirus. And despite health concerns, Wisconsin goes ahead with elections, offering a test case for November.
The Lawfare Podcast: China, Technology and Global Supply Chains with the Cyberspace Solarium Commission
March 11 marked the launch of the official report of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. The commission is a bicameral, bipartisan, intergovernmental body created by the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, and charged with developing and articulating a comprehensive strategic approach to defending the United States in cyberspace.
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Two Senate committees have adopted a paper hearing format to continue holding oversight hearings while maintaining social distancing.
The move would allow the president to implement several criminal and financial penalties against those groups and their members—but the measures will not necessarily help the federal government combat the cartels.
In 2016, Germany created its military cyber command. But legal restrictions could ultimately decrease its flexibility and operational effectiveness.
The removal of a couple of inspectors general for transparently—and in one case, admittedly—self-interested reasons no longer generates outrage.
The devastating effects of the coronavirus COVID-19 are being felt in nearly every corner of the world, with little regard for national borders or boundaries. In many ways, this makes it the exact sort of transnational threat that the United Nations is supposed to help address, yet the response across various U.N. institutions has been inconsistent at best. To understand how the United Nations is responding to the coronavirus crisis and why, Scott R. Anderson spoke with two people who know it like few others: U.N. Resident Correspondent and CBS News Analyst Pamela Falk, and U.N.
As the coronavirus upends military operations across the Indo-Pacific, naval powers commit to costly signaling on Taiwan and the South China Sea.
A review of Fred Kaplan, “The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War” (Simon & Schuster, 2020).
With the right safeguards, aggressive disease surveillance is likely permissible under the Fourth Amendment.
Nate Jones and I dig deep into Twitter’s decision to delete Rudy Giuliani’s tweet (quoting Charlie Kirk of Turning Point) to the effect that hydroxychloroquine had been shown to be 100% effective against the coronavirus, which also alleged that Gov. Whitmer (D-MI) had threatened doctors prescribing it out of anti-Trump animus.
Wisconsin’s in-person primary election will take place today after the state Supreme Court overruled the governor’s executive order to postpone the election, reports NPR. An hour later in a separate matter, the U.S.
The United States should seize the opportunity to help Africa develop its tech infrastructure and business sector.
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Fault Lines welcomes Farah Pandith, first-ever Special Representative to Muslim Communities and author of "How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat." What role do young people have to play in countering extremism? Where do we stand in the war on terror? Has America invested enough in soft power? What does Harry Potter have to do with it?
What are the Chinese Communist Party's international propaganda goals? How is it faring in the battle to define COVID-19's winners and losers?
Liability for insecure software is already a reality. The question is whether Congress will step in to give it shape and a coherent legal structure.